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The Premiership fixture at Seaview on Saturday will see hosts Crusaders play Larne.
All Crusaders v Larne game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Crusaders will be looking for a repeat result of a 0-2 Premiership triumph over Dungannon Swifts.
For Crusaders, goals were scored by Paul Heatley (16') and Jordan Forsythe (54').
Crusaders haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They have hit an aggregate of 14 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 5.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Glentoran in Premiership competition, Larne and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
For Larne, the goalscorers were Mark Randall (20'), Tomas Cosgrove (23') and Fuad Sule (81' Own goal). Rhys Marshall (9') and Jay Donnelly (71') scored for Glentoran.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes involving Larne, a minimum of three goals have gone in. The overall average goals scored per game during that time is 3.5, with the average number of goals for Larne being 2.33. We will see whether or not that trend will be continued on here.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 24/08/2019 tells us that Crusaders have won 2 of these games and Larne 1, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A combined sum of 19 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 12 of them from The Hatchetmen and 7 created by Larne. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Premiership match day 23 on 02/03/2021 and the score finished Larne 0-3 Crusaders.
The referee was Raymond Crangle.
Team News: Crusaders
Crusaders boss Stephen Baxter doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Larne
Due to a completely healthy squad available for selection, Larne manager Tiernan Lynch has no fitness worries to report coming into this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Larne will have their work cut out to see themselves scoring against this Crusaders side who we reckon should just have the edge.
We therefore fancy a very even contest with a 1-0 win for Crusaders when all is said and done.
Let’s see how it plays out.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Seaview (3,208)
Chairman: Ronnie Millar
Manager: Stephen Baxter
Competitions: Premiership position 6
🔑 Star Man: Paul Heatley
Generally played in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Paul Heatley was born in N. Ireland. After having played his first senior match for Carrick Rangers in the 2011 - 2012 season, the dangerous Midfielder has managed 10 league goals in the Premiership 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 27 appearances.